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Payment schedule expectations:
The total price of our companion puppy is:
The Application Fee is $500 (applied to the price of the puppy)
1st 1/2 payment of $1400 due at birth
2nd payment 1/2 payment of $1400 due by six weeks of age
The Application Fee is $500 (non-refundable) is to cover the time required to get your family's processed...this fee holds/secures a puppy spot and will be applied to the remaining balance.
We reserve the right to withhold any dog back for our program, change a stud or refuse to move forward with a family at any time.
WHAT WE DO - We specialize in miniature & medium Australian Labradoodles. Our program integrates the "Puppy Culture" program, and other positive reinforcement techniques. The extra care we put into each puppy requires us to keep our program small and utilize Guardian Homes. So that we can spend the extra time needed to work with, invest & love our puppies. We have been trained and specialize in Puppy Imprinting. We offer the benefits of a small breeder who performs Early Neurological Stimulation, Enrichment Effects, safe early socialization, crate training, grooming, potty training & other age appropriate games and exercises and early training and puppy imprinting.
With nearly two decades of showing, breeding and training experience you can rest assured that we know what we are doing. We invest a lot of time and money into our dogs along with extensive testing to ensure superior health and results, only the best dog food, supplements and bones are given. We chose to breed Australian Labradoodles due to the abundance of benefits...allergy friendly, non shedding, great emotional support, Therapy and Service Dogs, intelligence, amazing with small children and loyal to family, fantastic demeanor, easy to train.
NOT JUST A LABRADOODLE - The Australian Labradoodle currently consists of 6 different breeds in its origin. The confirmed and approved parent breeds of the Australian Labradoodle are the Poodle: Toy, Miniature & Standard, Labrador Retriever, Irish Water Spaniel, Curly Coat Retriever, American Cocker Spaniel and English Cocker Spaniel. Please see this link here to see a little about the breed and history.
PROCESS TO GET ON A LITTER -We carefully plan our litters each year to ensure that we can provide you with what you are looking for as well as properly socialize and work with the puppies. If you are interested in moving forward with us, please complete our Puppy Application (found at the top of the website labeled " Puppy Application") and read that page thoroughly. Once you are ready to move forward, first submit "Puppy Application". We will then contact you and go over your application and answer any questions you may have as well. You will be invited to then join our private families page where we update often with videos and pictures. Lastly, place your Application Fee of $500 to secure your placement on a certain litter or on our Master List. Once your Application Fee is received you will be placed on the litter of your choosing if available (or you can be placed on our Master Reservation List) in the order your application was approved and the fee placed. You will then be notified when things get started with the litter you requested. If you chose to be on the Master List, then wewould reach out when we get to your name on the list with any litter options open to you. When we reach out about the openings, we will give you details needed about the litter and what they will produce in terms of size, color, markings and most importantly temperaments and personalities. Once you choose to accept a litter, personality matching is our highest priority. Meaning, we certainly will take into consideration what you are looking for as far as color, markings, etc. (and we strive to make our families happy), however, matching families with the appropriate puppy is our highest concern. Our desire is for you to have the best successful experience with us and your new puppy. If you are not pleased with the option(s) we select for you, you may move to another litter. Puppy selections occur after the Puppy Temperament tests take place at 7 weeks.
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT THROUGH OUR PROCESS - We send detailed weekly "pupdate" emails keeping our families on the litter informed on how mama and her puppies are doing, how they are growing and what they are working on each week. We also include important topics, issues and how to ensure our families are emotionally and physically prepared to bring their new puppy home. Then we post multiple video pupdates to watch your puppy grow and learn while they are in our home. Click HERE to see an example of some of the visual pupdates you can expect to see as you walk through the process. When you click on this link to view, it's best to view on a computer instead of a phone.
PUPPY DELIVERY OPTIONS - We believe that driving in or flying in (and taking your puppy back in cabin) to pick up your puppy is the best option for the health and emotional support of your new puppy! This reduces stress on the puppy and encourages bonding between you and your new puppy. However, if you are not local and unable to drive in/fly in to pick up your puppy, we have a few options... We can fly with your puppy, and bring them to you (Flight Nanny). This arrangement has to be set up, quoted and approved. If you desire this Flight Nanny service, please let us know right away, as there is limited availability in each litter for this service. We do not believe in cutting corners with the safety of our puppies, your precious new member of your family. We can arrange delivery to Tri-Cities (TN) Regional Airport if you decide you will fly in to pick up your puppy. If your puppy will be flying back with you then you may be required to have a health certificate from a certified veterinarian that we will provide at our "Fly-in pick up" price, which will be quoted upon request. You will need to check with your airline you are using to see if the Health Certificate is required, then let us know in a timely manner. Please check with the airline about their requirements in advance to verify this is an option and what is required. Please note, some airlines require the puppy to be a certain age for the "fly-in pick up" option. Depending on how far you are, we also have a wonderful driving nanny that can deliver your puppy to your door or even meet closer to offset your trip. Either option must be quoted.
PAYMENT REQUIREMENTS - FOR PUPPIES RESERVED BEFORE BIRTH: The first 1/2 payment (after $500 Application Fee is placed to reserve your spot) is due by or when puppies are born and the balance is required by no later than six (6) weeks of puppy age. We accept Credit Cards (3.5% fee) and also Zelle, Apple Cash, Venmo (with no fees), cashiers check or personal checks if you don't want to use a credit card (if timing allows - please reach out if paying with check). We encourage you to be respectful of the date set forth for puppy pick up. If you can not pick-up or fly your puppy at the scheduled time, there will need to be an approval from Read's Australian Labradoodles that we can accommodate your scheduling needs and there will be a daily "boarding fee" of $75 and has to be paid in full before the puppy will be released. NOT NEGOTIABLE. Full payments due by 6 weeks of age. Please make checks payable to: Read's Australian Labradoodles. Please note that your spot on the reservation list or any available puppies will NOT be held until we receive your Application Fee and the Puppy Application was submitted and approved. If we receive another approved family's deposit before yours, that family will have priority on the puppy reservation list. Checks must be received and cleared prior to puppy delivery to assure transfer of funds. Invoices will be submitted for extra charges and expected to be paid promptly. Thank you.
PUPPY HEAD START: We apologize, we are no longer offering our Puppy Head Start Program.
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